Movies inspired by video games often feel like a quick cash-grab, carried out by producers and directors who never seem to understand the source material. Many a passionate gamer has suffered through cinematic wrecks such as the countless Resident Evil sequels, Street Fighter: The Revenge of Chun-li, Double Dragon or – sigh – Alone in the Dark.
It is interesting to see games contaminating each other, even though different genres. At times it feels like the equivalent of a cinematic universe, like “what if we get a turn-based RPG but with Doom”? But that was a different game, instead, what about a 90s FPS-like narrative in a turn-based action game with RPG elements? Well, that is what Jupiter Hell is here to provide us. Let us rip and tear through it.